This has been a stressful week for us. Tuesday we rushed my mother in law to the hospital because she had nausea, abdominal pain and a fever of 103. After a CT scan we found out she had appendicitis and they had to operate as soon as possible. Ok I'm sure I mentioned in my last post that she is 82 years old. So imagine, she doesn't speak any English nor does her daughter and son in law who brought her here, and the day before she goes home her appendix nearly bursts. I chose a hospital near MrPea's work since, obviously, his French is better than mine and I wanted to make sure it would be easy for him to get there fast. Thankfully everything went well and she's convalescing comfortably in our home prolonging their visit for at least another week. I'm just so thankful this did not happen a day later while she was en route to Canada in a damn plane. I was so scared. I am proud of how well I held it together considering I only have two years of high school French. Ok and let me tell ya, anyone who goes on vacation with me to any French speaking country would be well taken care of...I might not be able to talk philosophy, my accent is not the prettiest, but dammit I can get you what you need! And I get better everyday. I'm as tired as tired can be from the sleeplessness and stress but I should be ok by this week's end.
Tuesday, April 22, 2008
Monday, April 21, 2008
Unfortunately, I managed to give my 82 year old mother in law my cold. But that didn't ruin the whole visit. We managed to have a good time these past couple weeks. I'll be sad when everyone goes home. Last night we had this great idea to drive south to a protected beach to look at the stars. Until we realised there was a full moon out.....but still it was pretty. It was a giggly time.
Friday, April 11, 2008
Sunday, April 06, 2008
Thursday my friend Dee and I jumped in the car thinking we would just drive to "a river, any river" for a change of scenery not knowing we would end up here. We've been talking about making a trip to Cross Creek for a long time since both of us have read the book by Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings about a thousand times. Usually our plans to leave early and stay all weekend in a small town nearby are usually interrupted by my many health issues or hers. We were already halfway there when we decided, Dammit we might as well go now. I was more excited because she had already been there before. What used to be the orange grove is now a park with lots of trees, benches, and places to picnic.
dying to bang on that bell and yell, Dinner! Ya'll bad kids git in herr and eat!
heard, and I won't say who, but I heard someone whisper in my ear,"I'da slept with him..." I giggled loud enough for the tour guide to give me a stern look which, actually, is the real truth about why I don't have any pictures for ya'll of the inside of her home.
what nature girls we are! We ate lunch at a place with a name I can't remember for the life of me but it smelled like my Grandma's kitchen at the farm. I have to admit that we pigged out on fried chicken, biscuits and fresh honey, greens, butter beans, mashed potatoes, rice and beans...all the food I just answered as my favorites in my last post but no strawberry shortcake. Like I had any room left anyway. We both decided if we had been real visitors to Cross Creek, that's probably what we would've been served. Is the Spanish moss romantic? I think so.
Wednesday, April 02, 2008
1. Do you like blue cheese? Gross! That would be a No.
2. Have you ever smoked heroin? No. It probably smells bad.
4. What flavor do you add to your drink at sonic? Haven't been there in probably 5 years but I like the Cherry Limeade.
7. Favorite Christmas movie? Don't really have one,
8. What do you prefer to drink in the morning? Coffee in the winter, Orange juice in the summer.
21. How did you bring in the New Year? kissing my husband
29. Would you be a pirate? If the clothes look good on me. Just kidding! I'm not to big on pillaging and plundering so that would be a no.
37. Do you love where you live? YES!!!!
47. What was the first thing you thought of when you woke up? Damn I love this new bed!
Whoever wants to use this for a post be my guest.
Tuesday, April 01, 2008
I tell everyone I'm 4'11". Actually I'm exactly 4'10 1/2". It's just that saying the "and a half" part sounds like it actually means a lot to me so I don't bother. Because it doesn't. And I figure I might as well round up since either way people laugh.
Tattletale!: My sister Neenee tells everyone she's 4'11" too. I'm taller than her so she can't be. I'm also taller than my mom and my other sister C. I'm the tallest girl in the family. Ha! I accomplished this by drinking milk....
These pics are bad because I took them with my cell phone. I was too lazy to dig out my camera and in a hurry to find some teeth.
I was barely there for 2 minutes when these popped up.
I rode my bike as usual and the scent of honeysuckle was in the air the entire ride. It was nice to be back, it's been too long. I have to admit, I laughed the whole way down the entrance stairs, I was so damn giddy. Jumping up and down was also involved.
The weather this week is going to be stormy so I probably won't get back out there until Sunday or Monday, depending what time low tide will be on those days.